Rand Paul Says Rubio Blocked Border Security Legislation Needed To Combat Paris Style Attack

In the wake of the horrendous Paris attack Friday, Kentucky Senator and 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Rand Paul blasted Marco Rubio for working with Democrats to block an amendment to an immigration bill Paul says would help the government keep better track of who immigrates here.

According to The Hill:

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is blaming his Republican presidential rival, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), for blocking a border security amendment to an immigration bill two years ago.

Appearing at the Florida Republican Party’s Sunshine Summit in Orlando on Saturday, Paul said Friday’s attacks in Paris prove the need for better border security and enhanced monitoring of immigration and foreign visitors.

He said he tried to attach an amendment to a bipartisan immigration bill in 2013 doing just that, but the bill’s sponsors, led by Rubio and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), blocked it…

“I think one of the lessons we should learn from the tragedy in Paris is that we have to be very careful, and very cautious — extraordinarily cautious — about who comes to visit, who immigrates here and who studies here,” Paul said.”